The Spinney Local Nature Reserve
The Spinney, Carshalton or Nighingale Road Bird Sanctuary is a 0.4 hectare local nature reserve in Carshalton in the London Borough of Sutton. It is owned by Sutton Council and managed by the Council together with Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers. It was previously managed by the London Wildlife Trust
The L shaped reserve is a mixture of woodland and scrub, with the main trees being plane and elm. Breeding birds include dunnocks, wrens and blackbirds. Other animals include wood boring beetles and foxes. An ususual plant is butcher's broom.
The entrance in Nightingale Road is kept locked and there is no public access.